The Oilers are coming off back to backs winning the first in OT and losing the latter in a character building shootout loss. Much better than the drubbing they took from the Sharks in the home opener.
The Avs are still hurting, missing both Landeskog and Jones from the frontlines. Even down those 2 the Avs found a way to get the offence going in their last game against our Southern rivals the Flames. This game may be a little closer than the first meeting of the season.
Fistric stays in and Potter rides the pine. Horcoff has been greenlit for skating so the line-ups are still being hashed out. Top 2 lines are the only guarantees. That and Dubnyk is being ridden like a rented mule. He`s been up to the task so far, so not too worried there.
OILERS LINES (PROJECTED)
Hall – Nugent-Hopkins – Eberle
Yakupov – Gagner – Hemsky
Smyth – Belanger – Petrell
Hordichuk – Lander – Hartikainen
Smid – Petry
N. Schultz – J. Schultz
Whitney – Fistric